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CyHra – No Halos In Hell – Album Review

Artist: CyHra Album Title: No Halos In Hell Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 15 November 2019 It is inescapable and as inevitable as death and taxes…a band like CyHra will always receive flak from certain sections of the heavy metal community. ‘These guys aren’t metal’, ‘this is rubbish pop with guitars’, ‘sellouts’, ‘they’re  Continue Reading »

CyHra – Letters To Myself – Album Review

Artist: CyHra Album Title: Letters To Myself Label: Spinefarm Records Date of Release: 20 October 2017 I have been desperate to review this album ever since I knew of its existence, several months ago, maybe even longer. Unfortunately, until recently, I only had access via an Internet stream, so my opportunity to listen to it  Continue Reading »

In Flames – Battles – Album Review

Artist: In Flames Album Title: Battles Label: Nuclear Blast Date Of Release: 11 November 2016 In Flames. Where do I begin with my review of ‘Battles’, the Swedish juggernaut’s thirteenth album of their career? How about at the beginning, with a little personal context? In Flames were the very first band that I was exposed  Continue Reading »

Disarmonia Mundi – Cold Inferno – Album Review

Artist: Disarmonia Mundi Album Title: Cold Inferno Label: Coroner Records Year Of Release: 2015 As I have written ad infinitum within other posts on this very blog, I vividly remember the first time that I was introduced to melodic death metal. It was In Flames’ ‘The Jester Race’, one of the early pioneers of the  Continue Reading »

Isurus – Logocharya – Album Review

Artist: Isurus Album Title: Logocharya Label: Independent Release Year Of Release: 2015 One of the biggest buzzes I get through writing this blog and writing about music in general is from the discovery of new music. I’m not one to sit still and rest on my laurels; I’m always on the look-out for the next  Continue Reading »

Heavy Metal is Not Just ‘Noise’

A while back, I wrote a blog post entitled ‘heavy metal is not just shouty music’ wherein I discussed the fact that metal vocalists don’t just growl, shout and swear. This was underlined by focusing on a handful of vocalists within the genre who can really sing. And when I say that they can sing,  Continue Reading »

Essential Metal Releases Still To Come In 2014 – Part 1

Welcome to my quick run-down of those albums I’m looking forward to being released in the latter half of 2014. I’ve already gone into some detail about the album that I’m most looking forward to, Evergrey’s ‘Hymns For The Broken’, but there are plenty more albums that are high on my radar. Want to know  Continue Reading »

Upcoming New Releases in 2014 (Part 2)

Continuing with my look at what’s likely to greet us in 2014, here’s another selection of goodies that I’m sure will delight many… (Part 1 can be viewed here) ANATHEMA ‘TBC’ Liverpool’s Anathema have had a couple of big years and 2014 threatens to be another. The big question however, is this: can they match  Continue Reading »

Intros, Outros and Instrumental Interludes…yes or no?

Ever since I began to listen to rock and metal some twenty years ago now, I have been delighted by and frustrated by a particular phenomenon…the instrumental interlude. Most of the time, these pieces of music are used as an introduction to an album or as a closer. Often, instrumentals act as book-ends, both opening  Continue Reading »

Being a Metal Head in the Middle of Nowhere

Today’s topic may resonate with many of you. I certainly hope so, anyway. It’s all about being a music fan outside of any of the big metropolis’ and the challenges this can present. Ok, so I don’t exactly live in the middle of nowhere, but I may as well do. I reside in Ipswich, the  Continue Reading »


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